Things are starting to heat up in the run-up for the American presidential elections next year, and for the third time in this election cycle, top democrat prospects convened in one room for a televised face-off that would help 14 million US debate-watchers and voters decide who should take the democratic seat in the presidential campaign.
10 candidates made the cut for the evening, one of which was our very own Maltese-American, Pete Buttigieg.
Prior to the debate, Buttigieg was considered in a top tier of three to five candidates but placed dead on that list.
Pete Buttigieg’s opening speech comes in at the 7:05 mark
But televised debates such as the one held by ABC last week can (at times) be a crucial ground for candidates to establish themselves. They can also be the ground in which a candidate ends their political campaign…
So, in light of this, how did the Maltese-American politician do in the third democratic debate?
Well according to ABC News, Buttigieg performed quite well and, via statistical analysis, gained some favourability amongst debate-watchers.
Buttigieg received the second-highest rating for in his debate performance and overall saw a 2.4% increase in potential supporters.
His net favourability also went up by 5.4 points, another promising statistics that suggest our Maltese representative has a fighting chance at becoming the next POTUS.
Nonetheless, as American politics go, last week’s Democratic debate did not have had any significant impact on the overall presidential picture. If anything it was more beneficial to us Maltese as an update and reminder that we have our own horse in the race who one day may secure the most powerful political seat in the world…
Move aside Joseph, there’s a new sheriff in town.
If you have the slightest inclination for American politics, you can catch watch Buttigieg in action for the fourth installment of the democratic debates set for October 15 at the Otterbein Campus.
Watch the full debate right here.